The '''Congress for Jewish Culture''' (also known as the World Congress for Jewish Culture or, in Yiddish, der Alveltlekher Yidisher Kultur-kongres) is a secular organization founded in 1948
to promote Yiddish
culture throughout the world. A prime mover in founding of the Congress was the Jewish Labor Committee
. Individuals active in the founding of the organization included Yiddish writers and intellectuals such as Shmuel Niger
, Chaim Grade
, Avrom Reyzen
, Shmerke Kaczerginski, and Pinkhos Schwartz.
At its founding, the society had offices in New York City
, Buenos Aires
. Today, only the New York office remains active.
Since 1953 the Congress has published Die Zukunft
(The Future, founded in 1892), the world's oldest Yiddish journal still in publication. It has also been an important publisher of Yiddish reference works and monograph
s, including the 8-volume "Biographical...